JANUARY 1, 2024


Award-winning national competition crowns five exceptional young women

Image Credit: Moda Chic Photography

January 1, 2024. Orlando, FL. – Continuing the success of the past four years, the Miss Earth USA pageant returned to Florida from December 27-31 for annual national pageant events in partnership with Rosen Hotels in Orlando and Keep America Beautiful chapter of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Nearly 150 state delegates participated in pageant activities.

Known as Beauties for a Cause®, Miss Earth® empowers women through community leadership, eco-tourism, and environmental education. Miss Earth is known as the planet’s most relevant beauty event, including nearly 100 countries each year attending international festivities, which will take place this year in Asia.

Miss Earth USA 2024 is Beatrice Millan-Windorski of Wisconsin, age 22, crowned on December 31 in Orlando. Windorski is prepared to graduate this May from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in International Relations and History. She hopes to follow in the footsteps of Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey, the first United States delegate to win the international title. This fall’s international pageant is recognized as one of the world’s most followed events, alongside rival beauty pageants Miss World and Miss Universe.


Recognized as a charitable organization with 501(C)(3) tax exempt status, the pageant’s nonprofit B4ACUSA Foundation provides scholarships and grants to participants. Each of the state delegates conducts environmental projects in her home state. While visiting Florida, the group participates in park cleanups, youth environmental education, recycling and other local efforts. Partnerships have also included local wildlife conservation groups and eco-tourism activities.

Rounding out the Top 5 for Miss Earth USA 2024 are Sofia Terrazas of Texas, Sydney Hella of Colorado, Jireh Gerry of California and Jada Kelly of Mississippi. The winner of Teen Miss Earth USA 2024 was Alexandria Wolfe, age 16 of Texas. Top 5 for Teen Miss Earth USA 2024 are Courtney Ianna Smith of Georgia, Vera Nathan of South Carolina, Summer Petrisko of Ohio, and Kalli Mejia representing Coastal States. Junior Ambassador national titles for ages 5-14 were also awarded, including Junior Miss Earth USA Camille Buss of Florida, Little Miss Earth USA Eloise Sproul of Kentucky, and Jeanette St Fleur of Tennessee.

Visit missearthusa.com for additional program information, partnership opportunities and event details.